Gotway MTen 3 - the EUC for beginners, children and the backpack

Gotway MTen 3 unicycle

Since I discovered the electric unicycles (EUC for "Electric UniCycle"), I have found the different models very exciting. The first EUCs with suspension are currently coming out, but that's a topic for another post. A slightly older model from 2018, which has still not found a worthy successor - is the Gotway MTen 3. A particularly small model that even fits in a backpack.

In this blog article I would like to discuss what technical data it has, how it rides and what target group Gotway appeals to with this bike. Since I don't (yet) have the Gotway MTen 3 myself, I use photos from the manufacturer and screenshots from YouTube videos. I link the corresponding sources at the end of the article.

Side and front view of the Gotway MTen 3 - as far as I know, the smallest unicycle that you can really ride (Photo: Gotway).

Side and front view of the Gotway MTen 3 - as far as I know, the smallest unicycle that you can really ride (Photo: Gotway).

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Technical data of the Gotway MTen 3

  • Manufacturer: Gotway
  • Model: MTen 3
  • Dimensions pedals open: 29 x 21 x 45 cm
  • Dimensions folded pedals: 29 x 15 x 45 cm
  • Wheel diameter: 25,4 cm (10 inches)
  • Wheel width: 3 inches
  • Pedal height: 12 cm
  • Weight: 11 kg
  • Range in practice: 25 km
  • Range in theory: 50 km (70 kg driver at 20 km / h)
  • Battery: 84 V, 512 Wh
  • Motor: 800 W (peak: 1500 W)
  • Charging time: 2,5 - 4,5 h
  • Max. Speed: 38 km / h (alarm from 30 km / h)
  • Max. Gradient: 20 ° (practice) / 30 ° (theory)
  • Max. Rider weight: 100 kg
  • Apps for iOS and Android

Gotway MTen3 weight and dimensions

The wheel diameter of just 10 inches naturally makes an incredibly small design and low weight possible. The smallest EUC I have is the Inmotion V8, which, at 16 inches and almost 14 kg, is a lot more unwieldy and heavier than the MTen 3. Putting the Inmotion V8 in a backpack is only possible if you get a pretty huge mountain backpack - I did it and I know what I'm talking about. ;-)

Interesting fun fact: The MTen 3 has an 800 watt motor, like my Inmotion V8. Thanks to the smaller wheel diameter, it is extremely quick to accelerate and also tops the Inmotion V8 in other technical data.

The Youtuber "Electric Dreams" took a close look at Gotway's MTen 3 and also finds that the EUC is very good at overtaking people and can brake and accelerate quickly - which is due to the low weight and small wheel diameter.

The Youtuber "Electric Dreams" took a close look at Gotway's MTen 3 and also finds that the EUC is very good at overtaking people and can brake and accelerate quickly - which is due to the low weight and small wheel diameter.

How does the Gotway MTen 3 ride?

Here I have to fall back on statements from various YouTube videos that I have watched. In summary, one can say that the Gotway MTen 3 is relatively fast for its wheel diameter. The 37 km / h is significantly faster than the 30 km / h that my InMotion V8 can offer - and that has a significantly larger tire.

Due to the low weight and the small wheel, the MTen 3 is extremely manoeuvrable and you can also drive very tight bends with it. It is very easy to maneuver in pedestrian zones (if you are allowed to). But tricks such as reversing, 180 degree turns, riding on one leg, jumping or the like are easier (to learn) with the small MTen 3 than with large unicycles.

Another advantage of the light and small MTen 3 is that it is suitable for people who bring less weight. Children in particular often have problems with larger wheels, as it requires full physical effort to steer the heavy wheels. For this reason, I would recommend the MTen 3 especially for light people and children in general.

The YouTuber Duf says that he cannot ride backwards on any of his unicycles as easily and for as long as on the Gotway MTen 3 (screenshot: Duf / YouTube).

The YouTuber Duf says that he cannot ride backwards on any of his unicycles as easily and for as long as on the Gotway MTen 3 (screenshot: Duf / YouTube).

Tires of the MTen 3: 10 x 3.0 inches

Last but not least, the 3 inch tire should be mentioned, which is of course extraordinarily thick for the small wheel. Daniel from "Wrong Way!" thinks it feels like a "Mini-Ninebot Z10" because of the wide tires. The large contact surface ensures that you have a lot of grip and also drive very slowly without having to get off.

The tires are also helpful for beginners, as it is much easier to learn to ride a unicycle on the small, wide and light unicycle than on the large, heavy models.

On the Electric Dreams YouTube channel you can see that the MTen 3 also cuts a fine figure in the skatepark (source: Electric Dreams / YouTube).

On the Electric Dreams YouTube channel you can see that the MTen 3 also cuts a fine figure in the skate park (source: Electric Dreams / YouTube).

Disadvantages of the small wheel diameter

Of course, small wheels also have problematic properties. For example, the 10-inch wheel from the MTen 3 gets stuck in recesses more quickly or can be influenced by small stones and grooves in the ground. That makes longer journeys exhausting that you have to be very concentrated. If you ride on the bike path or on tarred roads, this is not a problem, but as soon as you go off-road, you will want your larger EUC back.

With my Kingsong KS 18 L you can easily drive over field and forest paths and smaller gravel stretches are also not an issue. With the MTen 3 you will quickly reach the technical limits.

Another disadvantage is the driving comfort itself. A larger wheel physically runs smoother, as more mass is in motion and it is less easy to get "off track". This makes the MTen 3 more suitable for short distances, while a 16+ inch unicycle can also ride 20 or 30 kilometers without any effort.

Daniel from "Wrong Way!" describes the fast EUC from Gotway as "Pocket Rocket", which is not entirely wrong if you look at the specs (Screenshot: Wrong Way / YouTube) ..

Daniel from "Wrong Way!" describes the fast EUC from Gotway as "Pocket Rocket", which is not entirely wrong if you look at the specs (screenshot: Wrong Way / YouTube).

Advantages of the Gotway MTen 3

  • very easy to transport
  • tight curves possible
  • easy to drive for beginners
  • cheap price
  • good lighting (front and rear lights)
  • powerful motor (800 W)
  • high speed (38 km / h)
  • good range for the size (approx. 25 km)
  • USB charging port
  • Pedals are high (you don't touch down)
  • Jumping is easy because it is lightweight
  • even gradients of up to 20 ° are no problem
  • faster than Inmotion V5 / V8

Disadvantages of the Gotway MTen 3

  • little smoothness, therefore exhausting on long journeys
  • small stones and cracks in the ground can easily distract the bike
  • no built-in speaker
  • no handle sensor to switch off when carrying (as with the Inmotion V8 / V10 / V11)
  • the pedals are relatively small
  • only partially suitable for off-road terrain
Not only the YouTuber from Electric Dreams thinks that the MTen 3 has a mind of its own on off-road terrain. His track is strongly influenced by the surface, which requires quick reactions from the driver.

Not only the YouTuber from Electric Dreams thinks that the MTen 3 has a mind of its own on off-road terrain. His track is strongly influenced by the surface, which requires quick reactions from the driver.

My conclusion on the Gotway MTen 3

Who is the EUC suitable for? Of course, that depends on various circumstances. Anyone who often drives short distances to work should find their ideal partner in the Gotway MTen 3. You can easily transport the device and take it with you into the train compartment. Especially when you only have to cover 5 to 10 kilometers of asphalt, this is not a problem for the unicycle.

Anyone who already has a larger EUC and is still looking for "something small" for visitors, children, games or short trips can get the Gotway MTen 3 as a second or third bike. According to the owner, it's a lot of fun to drive and practice tricks. One YouTuber aptly named it "Pocket Rocket" because it's so fast and small.

It was also hailed as the perfect bike for people who are just about to learn to ride a unicycle. The small, wide wheel makes the start into EUC life much easier than large unicycles.

As the main EUC, however, from my point of view it is too inflexible and not suitable for all terrain - a fact that is very important here in the country, because as soon as I walk 100 meters in one direction, I'm on dirt roads and have to have an electric unicycle, that can also cope with potholes and gravel. In my case they are Inmotion V10F, the Kingsong 18 L and also the Inmotion V8, which is also quite easy to drive on dirt roads.

Purchase option: MyEWheel.com

If you are interested in the Gotway MTen3, you can get it with free shipping via the MyEWheel.com shop buy cheap. With the code "SIRAPFELOT" you also get a 5% discount on the purchase price.

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Sources:

  1. http://www.kebye.com/productinfo/371629.html
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJnnUKQ14rE
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6egYkBmd1U&t=359s
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vcq1EOkROQ
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4 comments

  1. Bjorn says:

    after the Inmotion V8 and the V10, I am expecting my new baby, the V11, in February.

    • Jens Kleinholz says:

      Hello Björn! I'm jealous. : D And I'm happy for you ... it's definitely fun to crumble through the area with a sprung. ;-) What made you decide not to use a KingSong S18?

      • Bjorn says:

        Hi Jens,

        I "learned" on a small ninebot in a private course, so the way to Inmotion was very short. Due to the positive experience with the quality, I stayed with the brand. I would certainly like to test the KingSong family once, but not buy it right away. Unfortunately, this is not so easy in Germany, good shops are also few and far between. I was in contact with Hammer International and Scooterhelden from Berlin, both serious and helpful. I found the store "Rolling Bull" in Pulheim extremely unfriendly on my first and last offline visit (it's been a while ...). In my area (Ruhr area / Essen) I miss the like-minded people of the same age (turn 50 this year) to talk shop about unicycles. I am a "soul unicyclist" and not a Rambo, enjoy the liberating driving experience (now including protective equipment).

        Many greetings from Essen
        Bjorn

        • Jens Kleinholz says:

          Hello Björn! Yes, I was a bit cautious about KingSong as I knew the Inmotion quality. You have to say that it is not 100% made that well, but the technology itself has not let me down so far. What I like about KingSong is the less "spongy" braking and acceleration. Sometimes you just have to stop over a short distance and then it is impractical for the Inmotion to slow down more gently. But they are both good in any case. Unfortunately, I have no experience with Gotway. But they seem - in terms of performance - to be a bit more jagged. Only in terms of technology had I read here and there about wild cabling and cutoffs. This is a bit tricky for me.

          Because of your search for like-minded people: I have extra here in my new forum a sub-forum for unicycles set up. We are happy to continue talking shop there and I am sure that like-minded people will gradually come to us. I'm also more of a calm driver. Likes fields, forests and meadows and a bike path here and there. But if possible no street. LG from Northern Hesse! Jens

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